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California Pizza Kitchen

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136 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1406
+1 650-325-2753
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good pizza and super service which is very important to me. Kind and smiling stuff. Excellent kitchen and good position

Thank Nicol K
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Pretty standard stuff, although the staff is particularly good, the location is good, and the curb side pick up is excellent.

Thank Ludgatecircus15
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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218 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The place does not look that inviting, but the food that is served is good. My wife enjoyed a Caesar salad (small portion) and I a thin crust Sizilian pizza, somewhat overwhelming in size but very tasty. The service was very friendly and good.

Thank Lars U
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after some shopping for a quick bite, place looked half empty, but hostess said it is 20 min wait. After I pointed out that half of the tables are empty, she said they are not been cleaned yet. So, I asked for the table outside, because surely I can see that at least 10 tables are available,... More 

Thank Oxana O
Charlottesville, Virginia
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259 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

They are trying to run a normal CPK at this spot and it is just too crowded. The menus were gross (sticky and not clean) but the food is high quality. Sat at the bar and the email bartender took good care of us. The counter top was dirty until I asked to have it cleaned. The pea soup was... More 

Thank Wtftraveler
Oxnard, California
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had dinner at the CPK at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto with my husband and my 88 year old mother-in-law. While we enjoyed our meal - it probably was not the best option for our oldster - she couldn't hear over the loud noise, she didn't understand the gourmet pizza options or sizes and the place was too darn... More 

Thank oxnarddragonlady
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162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Pizza is such a personal thing, no? One person's pizza heaven is another's pizza hell. So let me say, the kids enjoyed their thick crust kids' pizzas (from the kids' menu), but they aren't big pizzas. The adult pizzas come in more flavors and crust styles. The gluten-free crust (as those who know GF crust would expect) is thin, but... More 

Thank K8yorr
Coimbatore, India
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217 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have always considered Pizza a fast food item...In this restaurant at San Francisco, CA we had to wait it out as it is a popular formal restaurant and was OK to go without reservation for lunch on a week end..the wait was worthwhile. Delicious pan pizza with the toppings of our choice, different kinds of bread on the side... More 

Thank DrValliappan
Roseville, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Went to lunch with my son and as always had food. Such a great place for kids as well...When your done, the best shopping in CA is right outside the door.

Thank RUGGER1717
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

My friend and I had an early dinner here, fiveish, after visiting a couple of art galleries on the Stanford University campus. She is gluten intolerant, so pizza was out of the question.. She assured me they had lots of other things to choose from.We were seated right away, the place was over half full. The service was excellent, our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-2753

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?